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Long time no chat ! Real life just gets in the way sometimes. Doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. I took part in a Card swop recently, as the Rubber Stamping of South Africa yahoo group will be celebrating its 12th birthday next month.
We had to follow a few guidelines viz. a Friendship theme, use a friendship quote inside your card, no thin cardstock, all original work ie no photocopies, stamping must be done, etc.
I usually don't have time to take part in all the swops and some are too complicated for me, but I thought I'd take part in this one. I had to make 2 cards and as the first recipient received hers today, I can now display it on my blog for you all to see.
I typed out the story behind the Magnolia stamps. People who are not familiar with them, can't understand why Tilda has no mouth. So I typed out an explanation, which I found on the internet and included it in the card. This is what it said:
I was so inspired after reading this post of a fellow South African blogger, who is living in Abu Dhabi, that I shared the post with my fellow Christians at work. I thought it would be a super idea to jot down all the Blessings we will be receiving this year, so that when the road uphill seems to be a bit of a struggle, just reading the many blessings we have received should give us renewed Hope and Faith that things can and will only get better.
My prayer friend Abi, asked if I would make her a Blessings Jar and brought this one to work for me to alter. Just before I started this project I browsed Pinterest for some ideas. There are some beautiful creations out there. I have now created an Altered Jars board on my Pinterest profile.
Here are some pics which I would like to share with you. As you know, I love the colour PINK, so it was just natural to decorate the jar with this colour.
I found some hessian or burlap cloth which I purchased a while ago. Just knew it would come in handy one day and covered the jar all round with that.
I then went about adding some lovely pink lace on top and bottom.
I just tied the lace at the back of the jar, to form a nice bow and added some tiny ribbons and flowers on the hessian and ribbon.
This is a side view, where I hung a lovely thin metal pink heart and strung lovely "praying angel"
and "hand made with love" charms through the pink string.
Here is a close up pic of the heart and angel. Sorry it is so blurry!
I created a tag and just wrote Blessings Jar by hand.
And another final pic of the front of the Blessings Jar.
I hope this post has inspired you to make your own Blessings Jar. I think it would make a nice gift for a friend too, don't you think ?
Thanks so much to the faithful one's who keep visiting and leaving the most awesome comments. Real life and the heat is keeping me from my craft room at the moment, hence so little activity. I hope things will improve soon.
Once again, I am thrilled to share my card for the Totally Gorjuss challenge, which is SUNNY COLOURS. Here's my creation for your inspiration.
Recipe for this creation
Paper: White card with a ruby red cardstock layered on top of that to create a border for the SUNNY yellow patterned paper.
Image: From my little tin of cards purchased from TYPO
Sentiment: SnS 6107C
Pearls: From my stash
The sponsor for this challenge of a Gift Voucher is The Ribbon Girl. They have an awesome list of products, so do pay them a visit.
Remember, you've got to be IN the challenge to WIN it !
Thanks for popping by and I appreciate all your lovely comments.